It’s a pain in the a#*, but it can be done

I just got back from our annual vacation to Park City. We go every year with two other families. It’s a week of fun, skiing, and, well, eating. …


How money has stolen our voice in politics, and what we can do to take it back.

We all know that politics is about money. We see it every day. Campaigns are judged every quarter by how much money they bring in. …


Beto O’Rourke’s willingness to stand up for what he believes in may be just what we need to bring our country back together again.

El Paso is a mid-sized border city in far west Texas. It forms a much larger bi-national community when combined with it’s Mexican sister city, Ciudad Juarez. And it is also somewhat famous for being the cherished home of presidential hopeful, Beto O’Rourke. …


We must do something to end gun violence in America.

UPDATE: I wrote this on August 29th. The next day, a mass shooting at a high school football game left 10 people injured. Yesterday, a gunman in Odessa to 7 more lives, and injured many others. These horrific acts of violence make me even more determined to do something about…


I’m not sure if you’ve heard this, but some people think Beto O’Rourke should run for senate in Texas. And by some, I mean about a zillion people on twitter, many of which have blue check marks. Newspapers, even some reputable ones (ahem the NYT) have written stories about it…


Today, CNN contributor Scott Jennings wrote, and CNN published, an opinion piece entitled “Blaming Trump for shootings is not the answer” In it, Jennings argues that placing blame at the feet of Trump for the El Paso shooting is inappropriate. He, of course, doesn’t state what the “answer” is. But…


So I am a pretty big fan of breakfast. In fact, after getting on the scale this morning, I think it’s safe to say I am a huge fan of breakfast. I love going on business trips, because it means room-service breakfasts. I nearly always get a ham and cheese…


Why I’m now a Democrat and will never look back

I grew up as a staunch conservative. As a child, the KKK met across the street from my all-white elementary school in suburban Atlanta. As a teenager, I moved to a suburb of New Orleans, where crime and corruption ran…


- An immigration (under Trump) primer

There has been a lot of recent talk about who’s right, Castro or Beto, with regard to 8 USC §1325. At the debate, Castro went after Beto for refusing to state that the section should be abolished. Since then, several people have argued that abolishing §1325 would result in open…

Carole Callaghan

Carole Callaghan is a freelance author, attorney, and political junkie living in Evergreen Colorado with her husband, two children, and two rescue pups.

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